Early European Miniature Books

Note: Each listing below has an LN or LND number; please include the book title and
this number when inquiring about or ordering a book.

Almanach auf das Jahr1837, C. F. Muller, Carlesruhe, 3/4" x 9/16", paper covers, early lithographic printingLN

Évangile de Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ Selon Saint Matthieu; after a version by J. F. Ostervald1900, Jean Enschede & Sons, Haarlem, 2 1/2" x 2", 52 pp., gilt cloth boards, set in 4 point brilliant type, Welsh/Richards bookplateLN

Collection of Ancient Chinese Chops, A19th c?, 3 1/8" x 2", two volume set with ties and elegant black silk binding with paper labels and silk spines, housed in a brocaded silk case with ivory closure pins, text content unknownLN

De Imitatione Christi; Thomas A Kempis1655, Nicolai Angeli Tinassil, Rome, 3 1/2" x 2", engraved title page, vellum binding.LND

ȴrennes Mignones, Curieuses et Utiles1775, Chardon, Paris, 3 3/4" x 2 1/4", full red leather with gilt decoration with patterned paper slipcase, folding map at front and backLN

Figures Grotesquesc 1850, French, 1 3/8" x 2", 15 hand-colored topsy-turvy caricatures in a contemporary slipcase with printed labelLN

Flemish Portraitsc 1750, French, 1 3/4" x 1 1/8", 3 volumes in leather boards; portaits of important figures; ex Irene Winterstein collectionLN

Galileo A Madama Cristina di Lorena1897, Padova, 4" x 5 5/8", uncut sheet of 64 pages, original sheet of flies' eye type. "One of the most famous and popular miniature books in existance, probably even now the smallest complete work set from movable type. . .", the complete book had 206 pages, Spielmann 161LND

Guirlande de Roses1808, chez le Fuel Doreur, Paris, 2 1/8" x 1 3/8", 72 pp., gilt leather with matching slipcase, engraved titlepage and 12 full page platesLN

La Filleule du Seigneur; Nodier, Charles1897, Pairault & Cie, Paris, 1 1/2" x 1 1/4", paper wrappers, uncut, Welsh 5296.LND

Les Plaisirs de la Champagne1835, Marcilly, Paris, 2" x 2 5/8", 96 pp. green paper wrappers, later folio and slipcase, titlepage vignette plus 7 plates, Welch (5726), Spielman 416), Nauroy (pg 86), and Gamuchian (4133)LN

Little Tales; Fenelon, Francoisc 1850, Guben, Germany, 3 1/4" x 2 1/4", three volumes, printed silk boards, English text and 5 colored plates, two are 7th editions, one a 9thLN

Maximes et Reflexions Morales; Duc de La'Rochefoucauld, Francois1827, De l'imprimerie de Didot le Jeune, Paris, 2 9/16" x 1 5/8", 96 pp., contemporary full leather with gilt and blind-stamped decoration, the first book printed in Didot's microscopic type, a superior copyLN

Miniature Manuscript Leaf15th century, France, 2 5/8" x 1 7/8", single leaf from a devotional work, French batarde script, 11 lines to a page, heading in red, intitial in blueLND

Paper FragmentGreek text with Arabic text on versoLND

Perpetual Calendar3rd quarter 17th century, German, 1 5/8 dia, engraved silver with two movable silver dials retaining original gilt, with days of week and month, immovable feast days, astrological signs, etc.LND

Petit Paroissien Romain1888, Zech et Fils, Paris, 4 1/8" x 2 3/4", full leather with giltLND

Portvgallia1641, Ex officina Elzeviriana, 4 1/8" x 2 3/8", leather with marbled boardsLD

Woorden Uit Den Bijbel1876, R.J. Schierbeek,Groningen, 27/8" x 2 3/8", original stamped cloth, text in Dutch, from the library of Irene Winterstein with label, Welsh 7223 and 7224.LND